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to start working back up the hill because we're getting too close. >> reporter: the fire chief told us that firefighters will have the opportunity to talk with counselors about what they went through, for most firefighters it will be voluntary, for a few it'll be mandatory. reporting live in san bruno, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've posted stories from firefighters describing the moments right before the explosion. it's our website at ktvu.com. >>> tonight for the first time, we're hearing the audio tapes from fire dispatch and energy crews in the first few minutes after the explosion. >> we need to do a law enforcement alert. call a fourth alarm for this. it appears we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire. >> we have multiple houses, we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >>> well as you heard there was some confusion at first as to what exactly was caused the flames. when everyone initially thinking it was an airplane. it ended uptaking 20 minutes before officials realized it was a gas line explosion not a plane crash. >>> tonight
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
happened in walnut creek. a man in an suv approached a 13- year-old boy and tried to use a common ruse. >> the juvenile didn't know who he was but he said he was supposed to pick him up. that was a clue to the young man because he just walked off and the man drove off. >>> the suspect is a thin hispanic man in his 50s. police are looking for a white man with a heavy accident. in walnut creek the man is a heavy set man in his 40s or 50s. live in brentwood, i'm john sasaki. >>> to the peninsula where that devastated neighborhood in san bruno is beginning to undergo dramatic changes. exactly two weeks after a natural pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes. today's crews using heavy machinery are starting to clean up before the rebuilding begins. >> reporter: progress is starting in small steps. this is one of the homes where crews began today removing large materials and started scraping the soil. all day excavators scooped up blackened and burned debris of what was once someone's home. >> they picked up my rv and threw it in the garbage. there wasn't much to throw away. >> reporter
the father being upset but for him to use his uniform and badge and -- especially the handcuffs. >> reporter: legal analyst steve clark says if that happened, that's false imprisonment. [ no audio ] >> if he did handcuff the young man and have the parents permission does that change anything? that's the case. if the parents would have authorized this, could have been okay. >> reporter: the police officer's attorney says the officer came to the boy's home as a concerned parent and was invited to use scare tactics and there was no objection to the scare tacting and the handcuffs and shook his hand. we talked to the boy's mother this afternoon. she told me she's very distraught by what happened and called the statement by the after's attorney "a pack of -- by the officer's attorney" a pack of lies." the boy's attorney believes child abuse, kidnapping charges should be added. now, the parents used a cell phone to videotape part of the incident. that's in the custody of the police officer. back to you. >>> the san mateo coroner today confirmed three family members were killed in the san bruno pip
are mourning. >> it's heart breaking for all of us. we were talking on the car how all of us work together. we have all graduated. >> reporter: the students were part avenue the high school class of 2008. still keeping in touch. >> two weeks ago i talked to them both and we with trying to get together and just didn't work out and now this happened. >> reporter: friends say one had signed up to join the air force and the other was a student at skyline college. they both worked as security guards. >> just seen them last night. >> saw him last night. >> yeah. >> reporter: what were you doing? >> hanging out. >> reporter: later they were in honda. a toyota with three cars hit the passenger side. the three were sent to san francisco general hospital critically injured. the two were pronounced dead at the scene. >> they were really nice guys. on top of their stuff. they worked hard for what they earned. >> reporter: police haven't determined what caused the accident or if alcohol was involved. a neighbor said he sees an accident here every couple months because people are tempted to speed on t
us a look at the investigation. the agency said it'll take a year to figure out the cause because it plans to look at everything from pipe corrosion to possible damage. then there's also this issue it's investigating. >> an hour and a half to turn off the valves. there's no question that turning it off sooner would have resulted in less damage. >> reporter: even the president of pg & e admitted -- >> shut off valves in that instance, assuming they would have worked would have turned it faster than we could have. >> reporter: the cpuc fell on its sword admitting -- >> something went wrong we were all doing our jobs and the explosion happened any way. that means something else has to happen. >> reporter: better move fast, that was what's senator boxer said to the council. >> we can't wait for another accident. this one cut deep into a community. you were there, it stops your heart. >> reporter: a growing number of california lawmakers are pushing for a bill that among other things would require automatic shut off valves, but the bill is still in the beginning stages, that is pushing
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